Rams have 3 of top 39 picks

Rams have 3 of top 39 picks

Credit: AP

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, left, talks with general manager Les Snead, center, and Rams executive vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff during NFL football minicamp, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the team's training facility in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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by R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

KMOV.com

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 24 at 12:18 PM

St. Louis (AP) — The St. Louis Rams and new coach Jeff Fisher have three of the top 39 picks in the NFL draft that begins Thursday night.

The Rams pulled off a blockbuster deal with the Redskins, who were so desperate to get quarterback Robert Griffin III that they gave up the No. 6 pick along with their second-rounder, in addition to first-rounders in 2013 and 2014.

More picks means more chances for the Rams to add talent after going 2-14 last season. Options include receiver Justin Blackmon, offensive lineman Matt Kalil, cornerback Morris Claiborne or running back Trent Richardson as a future replacement for Steven Jackson. They could trade down for still more picks.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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